History Literature / VariableStar

16th Sep '17 6:01:20 PM nombretomado
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** A non-Heinlein example, Jinny calls Rennick "Smithers," which is heavily implied to be a reference to ''Series/TheSimpsons.''

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** A non-Heinlein example, Jinny calls Rennick "Smithers," which is heavily implied to be a reference to ''Series/TheSimpsons.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.''
8th Jul '17 4:45:00 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: As well as being based on notes by Heinlein, this book features references to several of Heinlein's works. Here are the most notable examples, TheOtherWiki has more.

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* ShoutOut: As well as being based on notes by Heinlein, this book features references to several of Heinlein's works. Here are the most notable examples, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has more.
28th Jun '17 9:33:06 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* {{Fiction500}}: Conrad, of course. Joel as well, eventually.

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* {{Fiction500}}: Fiction500: Conrad, of course. Joel as well, eventually.
4th Jun '17 9:58:38 AM Kalaong
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** Though thanks to time dilation, even though the ship is slated to take 80+ years to get to Brazil Novo, to the ship's passenger's it would seem like only 20 years had passed. Some of them do decide to have children in transit, however, partly so they'll be old enough to work as farmhands when the colonists land.
* GoldDigger: Conrad implies that Joel is this, just a bit, without condemning him for it. Joel can't tell if that was an insult to him or to Jinny, not least because he was completely unaware of the money.

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** Though thanks to time dilation, TimeDilation, even though the ship is slated to take 80+ years to get to Brazil Novo, to the ship's passenger's passengers it would seem like only 20 years had passed. Some of them do decide to have children in transit, however, partly so they'll be old enough to work as farmhands when the colonists land.
* GoldDigger: Conrad implies that Joel is this, just a bit, without condemning him for it. Joel can't tell if that was an insult to him or to Jinny, not least because as he was completely unaware of the money.money - in fact the idea of marrying so much money ''terrifies'' him into fleeing not only the Earth but the solar system.



** And even ''that'' didn't entirely work...

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** And even ''that'' didn't entirely work... work; he successfully escapes his adult girlfriend, but [[spoiler:the ''pre-teen'' he meets while visiting the Conrad estate becomes hopelessly infatuated with his freedom-loving ranting, and sponsored the development of a FasterThanLight stardrive specifically to chase down the light-hugger he's on. Not the first time a young Heinlein girl has invoked TheJailBaitWait]].
16th May '17 3:05:00 AM Azaram
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** And even ''that'' didn't entirely work...
22nd Feb '17 7:48:57 AM CheeseDogX
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* ShoutOut: As well as being based on notes by Heinlein, this book features references to several of Heinlein's works. Here are the most notable examples, TheOtherWiki has more.
** The idea of TwinTelepathy being used to communicate across interstellar distances was the central concept of ''Literature/TimeForTheStars''.
** Nehemiah Scudder and his oppressive theocracy was a prominent feature of Heinlein's "Future History" stories, most prominently ''Revolt In 2100.''
** The Conrad dynasty is very similar to the Rudbeks of ''Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy'', right down to how the head is referred to as "Conrad of Conrad."
** Joel was a farmer on Ganymede, much like the protagonist of ''Literature/FarmerInTheSky''. His hometown is Lermer, the same as the name of the character from ''Farmer''.
** A non-Heinlein example, Jinny calls Rennick "Smithers," which is heavily implied to be a reference to ''Series/TheSimpsons.''
22nd Feb '17 7:32:27 AM CheeseDogX
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* OneSteveLimit: Stretched to the breaking point with Joel Johnston's roommate, Joe Johnson.

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* OneSteveLimit: Stretched to the breaking point with Joel Johnston's roommate, Joe Johnson. HilarityEnsues when they first meet.
22nd Feb '17 7:29:07 AM CheeseDogX
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* IncrediblyLongNote: Joel's Master Piece is an improvised piece involving circular breathing, thus no phrase ever ends, but segues into the next.

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* IncrediblyLongNote: Joel's Master Piece is an improvised piece involving circular breathing, thus no phrase ever ends, but segues into the next. Plus, he does this on a baritone saxophone, which requires much more air to be pushed through to play. Marathons might be less exhausting.
22nd Feb '17 7:22:42 AM CheeseDogX
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* EpicRocking: Joel's Master Piece. Fifteen minutes of sustained saxophone.

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* EpicRocking: Joel's Master Piece. Fifteen minutes of sustained saxophone. Bari sax, at that.
22nd Feb '17 7:20:18 AM CheeseDogX
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* CassandraTruth / YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: Averted. When Joel gets around to explaining how he ended up on the Sheffield, his friends more or less accept what he says at face value. This is mostly because they all figured that he had to be running away from something fairly huge to be as messed up as he is.

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* CassandraTruth / YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: Averted. When Joel gets around to explaining how he ended up on the Sheffield, his friends more or less accept what he says at face value. This is mostly because they all figured that he had to be running away from something fairly huge to be as messed up as he is.
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